HC Deb 22 June 1880 vol 253 c544

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether his attention has been drawn to a Resolution passed by the Clergy of Letterkenny, County Donegal, diocese of Raphoe, and published in the "Freeman's Journal" of June 18th, to the effect that— The average attendance required by the Commissioners of National Education by a late rule of theirs for the, employment of assistants, workmistresses' and monitors in the national schools is excessive and injurious to education, and that the Irish Members be asked to urge upon the Government the necessity of returning to the late scale; and, whether the Government propose to take any steps in the matter?


The hon. Member asks me whether the Government propose to take steps in a matter which has been brought under notice by a Resolution passed within a day or two, and he gave Notice of it only yesterday, at least I only find it on the Paper today. I think he will see that no Government willing to give proper information on an administrative measure could answer such a Question so soon. I will cause inquiries to be made, and will see what reply the Commissioners of National Education in Ireland will have to make.